Go powers Ateneo to cruising win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isaac Go fueled the Blue Eagles’ key run in the second quarter, a 24-3 tear that turned a slim 20-16 lead to a comfortable 44-17 advantage, capped by an Ange Kouame layup.Go topscored for the early favorites with 21 points on a sizzling 4-of-6 shooting from threes. He added four rebounds as Cignal-Ateneo gained an early headstart in the Aspirants Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdrian Wong also had his way from downtown, drilling five long bombs to notch 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, as Matt Nieto contributed 14 points, seven assists, and three rebounds in the win.“This isn’t how we play in the UAAP. We’ll press a lot more, we’ll do a lot of other things that we really can’t do when our numbers are down. So offensively, I was surprised, we played pretty well,” he said. “We’re not doing a lot really, but the guys played very efficiently and that’s a good thing.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Isaac Go comes up huge for Ateneo. —PBA IMAGESIt was a different team that Tab Baldwin saw on the floor, a far cry from how his squad looks like in the UAAP. But the champion coach was pleased, nevertheless.Cignal-Ateneo, riding on its hot offense, cruised to a 103-75 victory over Go for Gold-CSB Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati MOST READ Kouame finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Sime Darby Pursues Strategic Growth with Verdezyne Inc.

first_imgSime Darby Berhad is taking a stake in an industrial biotechnology company, Verdezyne Inc., as part of an initiative to pursue strategic growth areas for its plantation business. Sime Darby Renewables, a new unit under Sime Darby Plantation, will spearhead this initiative which essentially focuses on converting traditional and non-traditional palm-based commodities into products of higher value.This initiative with Verdezyne was launched in a ceremony witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri MohdNajibTun Haji Abdul Razak and United States President Barack Obama. Sime Darby Berhad was represented by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh while Verdezyne Inc. was represented by its President and CEO Dr. E. William Radany, PhD.California-based Verdezyne has proprietary technologies to competitively produce chemicals derived from sustainable materials, which can be found in the oil palm value chain. These chemicals are used to make everyday items like clothing, footwear and adhesives, as well as industrial products such as automobile parts. Currently, these chemicals are mainly derived from petroleum-based feedstocks such as benzene and butadiene.Verdezyne’s current products targeted for commercialisation have a potential combined market size of approximately RM37 billion with laboratory, pilot and demonstration-scale validation already carried out. Results so far have attracted favourable interest from the market.Sime Darby plans to emerge as the single largest investor in Verdezyne, together with existing investors BP Alternative Energy, Royal DSM, a global life sciences group; OVP Venture Partners and Monitor Ventures, subject to definitive documentation. Verdezyne has healthy financial prospects and the Company secured a strategic commercial relationship with Universal Fiber Systems, LLC to supply its bio-based adipic acid for certain exclusive fields of use. Universal Fiber Systems is a global multi-polymer fiber producer, and markets its yarn systems globally with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Verdezyne is also actively pursuing other commercial opportunities with a diverse group of international chemical companies. “Sime Darby is taking strategically measured steps to build and nurture a sustainable portfolio of palm-related industrial biotechnology companies. There are exciting opportunities which can leverage on our substantial plantation assets and we are keen to capitalise these for future growth,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh, President and Group Chief Executive, Sime Darby Berhad.Verdezyne began operations in 2005 and has chosen Malaysia as its manufacturing hub which motivated them to obtain the BioNexus status in September 2013. Its first own commercial plant, with an annual capacity in excess of 13,000 metric tons, is expected to generate approximately 140 knowledge workers in the fields of R&D and engineering.“Over the past year, with the invaluable assistance of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Verdezyne’s management team researched the oil palm industry extensively. We believe that Sime Darby, with its commitment to sustainability, is the perfect partner to help lead the revolution in renewable products in the US, Malaysia and beyond,” said Verdezyne President and CEO Dr. E. William Radany.“We are proud that Sime Darby plans to acquire a significant stake in Verdezyne.  We hope more local corporations will seek out and bring cutting edge technology to Malaysia. This investment will ultimately create a high technology platform for Malaysia and bring huge benefits to the Malaysian bioeconomy sector.  It will also have a positive impact on the income and welfare of the people and the bio-based industry,” said Dato’ Dr. MohdNazlee Kamal, BiotechCorp’s Chief Executive Officer.Sime Darby’s investment in Verdezyne would also be expected to accelerate technology development in the US and create various job opportunities in Southern California. Furthermore, Verdezyne is able to receive multiple feedstocks, which would benefit the US vegetable oil market.“Sime Darby Renewables will be a new chapter in Sime Darby Plantation’s sustainable evolution. It will not only build a portfolio of palm-related industrial biotechnology companies but also strategically integrate these with our business activities. Our competitive edge is the availability of sustainable palm-based feedstocks in our plantation value chain,” said Datuk Franki Anthony Dass, Managing Director, Sime Darby Plantation.About Sime Darby PlantationSime Darby Plantation is one of the world’s largest listed palm oil producers, producing about 5% of the global crude palm oil (CPO) output. It is also the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO). It operates oil palm plantations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Liberia, and is one of the co-founders of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a multi stakeholder grouping that oversees the industry. Sime Darby Plantation also has downstream operations across the globe, producing oils and fats products for various industries, as well as oleo-chemicals and palm oil-based bio-diesel. Alongside oil palm, the Company is also involved in agri-business activities and the cultivation of rubber. It is also present in the consumer goods sector, producing cooking oil and fruit juices, among others.About Verdezyne Inc.Verdezyne is an industrial biotechnology company that is leveraging the power of biology to produce chemicals from renewable, non-food sources. It has developed technologies and is commercializing processes that create a positive impact on the environment by replacing important consumer products with sustainable alternatives, at a lower cost.Verdezyne has assembled a team of top scientists from the biotechnology and chemicals industries who have, in a few short years, developed the company’s flagship products from concept through pilot demonstration. Its proprietary technologies use fermentation followed by unique separation techniques.The yeast used in Verdezyne’s process is specifically designed to produce chemicals used in everyday products that have large and growing markets. It is their mission to bring to the world sustainable and cost-effective alternatives to petrochemicals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Armah Supports Weah-Snowe’s Inclusion to FIFA Congress, But…

first_imgThe Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association Alphonso Armah has unequivocally reacted to widely publicized media reports over his omission in the Liberian delegation to the FIFA 65th controversial elections in Zurich, Switzerland, saying that his attendance is “nominal” with the inclusion of Montserrado County Senator George Weah and Representative Edwin Snowe.The chief scribe in a telephone conversation yesterday said he was one of the supporters for the inclusion of the duo on the Liberian delegation.Armah, in a rather euphoric tone, said though his being there was important the presence of Sen. Weah and Rep. Snowe is more important in the interest of the country.He added “Though, my being there is important, their being there is far more important.”Armah also said that he has complete confidence in Mr. Bility and the delegation to report to football stakeholders of what transpired in Zurich.Secretary General Armah’s explicit clarification stemmed from media reports of his second exclusion to the FIFA Congress, as being chief administrator, custodian and registrar at the LFA.He said his exclusion from the Liberian delegation to FIFA Congress should not be politicized and has therefore advised against those involved to desist, arguing that the fraternity of football is far above politics.Armah was also excluded on the delegation for the Brazil FIFA Congress.The president of the LFA, Musa Bility in a radio talk show on Monday said the inclusion of Sen. Weah and Rep. Snowe was in the interest of Liberian football and according to the LFA statute he (Bility) has the absolute authority to select members of the delegation.Minister of Youth and Sports Lenn Eugene Nagbe attended the Congress, as an Observer, according to Armah.Armah said FIFA extended accreditation to Minister Nagbe and was not part of the delegation.Sen. Weah, a former Liberian international footballer won the FIFA World Best Player in 1995 and the African Best Player three times amongst several awards. He is currently a member of the Football Committee of FIFA, while Rep. Snowe served as president of the LFA and was a member of the Security Committee of CAF.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Church of Nazarene Holds First National Convention

first_imgThe Church of Nazarene in Liberia has held its first national convention since it was established over 30 years ago in the city of Ganta, Nimba County.The event, held from October 26 to November 1, 2015, brought together 290 people from the 15 counties under the theme, “Keep the Unity of Peace in Christ,” with a text from Ephesians 2: 4 – 6.The host Pastor, Rev. David K. Boayou, said the church’s convention was the first ever convention organized by its members.According to Rev. Boayou, some of the key topics discussed during the convention included: Marriage and Family; Stewardship, and; the Essentials of Church Planting. The topics were discoursed by various clergymen including the host, Pastor Boayou, Rev. Daniel K. Johnson, Sam Larma, Paul K. Parlout, and Elihar Klay.“We have a total of 143 churches coming together to deliver the good news to our people and tell them that as Christians we need to always keep the unity of peace in Christ,” he said.The Church of Nazarene in Ganta is among groups providing skills for women in many disciplines including pastry making, soap making, catering, among others.The Church also runs a junior high school in Ganta.Rev. Boayou expressed gratitude to members of the Ganta Christian Community and all those who contributed to the success of the convention. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arsenal still control top-four race, says Emery

first_imgBut Arsenal boss Emery, while conceding his team had played badly, tried to remain positive in the aftermath at Goodison Park.“I think generally we are well. I don’t think; ‘today we lost and we are very bad’. It was a bad result, not a good performance today, but we are fourth,” Emery said.“Before, I knew it was going to be difficult. After this result, I am thinking the same.“After this result, we can be negative because it is three points lost, but it is in our hands, if we continue taking chances and opportunities, to be in the top four.”Everton had already threatened from one of Lucas Digne’s long throw-ins before the full-back delivered the set-piece that led to Jagielka’s opening goal on 10 minutes.His throw was flicked on by Jagielka himself, for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to attempt a header on goal that saw the ball take a kindly bounce, falling to the unmarked defender who swept in from close-range.There were Arsenal appeals for offside, and television footage seemed to show that Digne’s foot might have been over the line in the process of taking his all-important throw.But it was certainly a dramatic intervention from Jagielka, who had only be called into the team minutes before kick-off when Michael Keane finally succumbed to a virus that had rendered him a doubt.– Altercation –Jagielka, 36, has suffered a difficult season at Goodison, with a series of knee problems limiting him to three starts but his impact on this occasion could not have been greater, or much quicker.It was also the former England international’s first goal since April 2017 as he became the oldest player to score in the Premier League this season.Victory also meant that Everton have beaten a ‘big six’ side for a second consecutive home game, having failed to win against one of those teams in the previous 25 attempts.But the post-match analysis centred more on Arsenal’s poor performance, one which improved only marginally at the interval when Emery brought on Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The pair brought about an improvement in attack, the latter’s 48th minute cross producing a weak punch from Jordan Pickford which Ramsey volleyed over from 12 yards.But, defensively, Arsenal were even worse after the restart.Everton really should have doubled their lead on 73 minutes when a Gylfi Sigurdsson shot was charged down by Sokratis and Richarlison sliced the rebound well wide.The pressure seemed to be taking its toll on Emery, who was involved in a furious verbal altercation with Everton boss Marco Silva eight minutes from time when Shkodran Mustafi was booked for a poor foul on Richarlison as he broke clear, in front of the technical area.“He arrived late, but I think it was a yellow card,” said Emery.“I was speaking and he (Silva) came into my space and place on the bench and explained something to me. But it was no problem.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal suffered a damaging defeat at Everton, but Unai Emery is confident of their top-four chances © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 7 – Unai Emery said Arsenal remain in control of the race for Champions League qualification after another disappointing away performance saw his side lose 1-0 at Everton on Sunday.Phil Jagielka, only drafted into Everton’s starting line-up at the last minute, scored the game’s only goal as Arsenal extended their wretched record as the only club in the top four divisions of English football not to have kept a clean sheet on their travels this season.last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL AS TEAM RAISES 105-YEAR-OLD ‘TITANIC’ ANCHOR FROM LOUGH SWILLY SEABED

first_imgDavid’s anchor!IT’S a tough job – but somebody has to do it.And so when David McGloin set about raising an anchor which had laid at the bottom of Lough Swilly for 105 years, he wasn’t joking.The six-tonne anchor was by the company Hingley Hetherton in 1908 – the same company which made the anchor for the Titanic just a few years later. And this monster was used for ships from Britain’s Royal Navy which used the pier in Rathmullan during World War One.David, from the Sheephaven Sub-Acqua club, spotted the anchor two years ago whilst working on helping gardai during a search of the area.This week David and his team returned. They also found some items from the period including Royal Navy teacups!Local photographer Paul Deeney was on had to capture the events in these images.     PICTURE SPECIAL AS TEAM RAISES 105-YEAR-OLD ‘TITANIC’ ANCHOR FROM LOUGH SWILLY SEABED was last modified: June 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WATCH: Cesc Fabregas shows off INSANE physique in summer workout video

first_imgCesc Fabregas is hardly known for his burly physique and incredible strength, but a video he has made whilst on pre-season training with Chelsea could change your mind.The skilful playmaker partook in a series of tricep dips after getting out of a swimming pool – completing 19 of the challenging manoeuvre!Amazingly, Fabregas doesn’t even seem tired by the end of his workout!Clearly he is putting extra effort to get into shape following the appointment of Antonio Conte as Chelsea’s manager, and with his added strength and physicality, the Spaniard is only going to be an even better player than he already is!You can watch the workout video above…last_img

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CYCLING: DEIGNAN POWERS TO THIRD IN GRUELLING CALIFORNIA HEAT

first_imgDONEGAL cyclist Philip Deignan came third in a world class field in a powerful display at the gruelling Tour of California.On Monday, Janier Acevedo of Colombia, racing for Jamis-Hagens Berman won Stage 2 in Palm Springs.BMC Racing’s Tejay van Garderen was 12 seconds off Acevedo’s pace with Deignan, racing for United Healthcare, in third, just 27 seconds behind the leader. It was 30+C during the race with a 2km climb described as the hardest on any tour but the 29-year-old Letterkenny man put in a superb effort, leading until 2km from the line.The field includes 2010 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck, 10 other riders who have won stages in the Tour de France, seven world champions and 11 current national champions.This marks the first time in its eight-year history the race is being run from south to north. It will conclude in Santa Rosa Sunday.“Taking the Amgen Tour of California from south to north is something we always knew we wanted to do,” said Kristin Bachochin, the race’s executive director.“We think this will bring a whole new element to the competition for the elite cyclists who participate, not to mention some striking California scenery four our worldwide audience. “California provides a variety of beautiful yet challenging terrain, helping us achieve our goal of creating a challenging route year after year while showcasing the very best this state has to offer.” CYCLING: DEIGNAN POWERS TO THIRD IN GRUELLING CALIFORNIA HEAT was last modified: May 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CYCLING: DEIGNAN POWERS TO THIRD IN GRUELLING CALIFORNIA HEATlast_img read more

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Pickford saves penalty as Everton win three in a row in Premier League

first_imgLate strikes from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun ensured Everton registered their third successive Premier League victory by running out 2-0 winners against Crystal Palace 2-0 at Goodison Park.Calvert-Lewin headed in Ademola Lookman’s cross on 87 minutes before Tosun rifled home a strike two minutes later. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE The hosts then survived a scare as Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane got in a mix-up near their own goal and Andros Townsend looked to take advantage by pouncing on the loose ball before Coleman cleared.Eight minutes later the Republic of Ireland international’s cutback was met by Gylfi Sigurdsson, whose shot brought a good save out of Wayne Hennessey at the near post.Palace subsequently started to show more threat, and after James Tomkins headed a Townsend cross wide and Pickford turned behind Milivojevic’s free-kick, Kouyate saw his headed effort come back off the bar.It was Everton then applying pressure again as the first half neared an end, with Richarlison heading over from a corner and Sigurdsson sending a left-footed attempt wide.Palace were handed a golden opportunity to break the deadlock shortly after the break when Coleman brought down Wilfried Zaha in the area and referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot.However, the visitors were unable to do so, with Milivojevic’s strike from 12 yards – sent down the middle – being kept out by the diving Pickford’s right foot. Tosun celebrates his goal which sealed the win Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 3 BEST OF Moments later, Everton failed to take a great chance themselves as Theo Walcott, played in one-on-one, saw his shot kept out by Hennessey’s feet.Toffees boss Marco Silva brought on Tosun for Bernard, and after debutant Andre Gomes then curled an attempt wide, Calvert-Lewin and Lookman were also introduced.All three substitutes then made their mark in a dramatic finale as Calvert-Lewin converted from Lookman’s cross, before Tosun then latched on to a long ball forward from Keane and drilled a low shot in. Everton are now eighth in the Premier League table Latest Football News The game also saw Jordan Pickford make a crucial penalty save to deny Luka Milivojevic when the game was goalless.Palace, who have scored only five goals in nine league matches this term, went close in the first half when Cheikhou Kouyate’s header hit the bar.Everton, having built on wins over Fulham and Leicester, are now up to eighth in the table, while Palace have dropped a place to 15th after their third consecutive defeat.The first real attempt on goal came in the 10th minute of the contest when the fit-again Seamus Coleman, back in action after missing Everton’s previous four league games, collected the ball from Bernard and fired over from the edge of the box. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pickford was not fooled by Milivojevic’s strike down the middle Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY 3 no dice last_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRL’S SECRET VISIT TO SEE RIVERDANCE WITH AMERICA’S FIRST LADY

first_imgA 15 year old Donegal girl is still pinching herself after being invited to an audience of Riverdance along with Michelle Obama.Shauna with her secret invitation to see Riverdance with First Lady Michelle Obama.Donegal Town teenager Shauna Curran, an active member of youth group Foroige, received an exciting phone call on Thursday last from its head office in Dublin.Foroige told her she was to be invited to a secret event and would be given the details in the coming days. The following day Friday 14th June Shauna received an e-mail with all of the details.At first glance she seen that it was an official invitation from The Embassy of the United States of America with an invitation for her to go to a performance of Riverdance in the Gaeity Theatre Dublin to join the First Lady Mrs Michelle Obama along with her two daughters, Malia and Sasha.Shauna, a fourth year pupil at the Abbey Vocational School, was the only young person to be selected to represent the North West region.Shauna has been an active member of Foroige for this past 5 years and she has just completed the Foroige Leadership for Life programme. Shauna’s mum Ann told Donegal Daily that her daughter had the time of her life despite not getting to meeting the First Lady.“To actually be invited to a performance of Riverdance and to sit just a few feet from Michelle Obama was a once in a lifetime experience for Shauna. She was overwhelmed.“She was not a fan of Riverdance before but she loved the show and is telling everyone how they should go and see it now.“It’s something she will never for get for the rest of her life and it will give her great confidence,” she said. DONEGAL GIRL’S SECRET VISIT TO SEE RIVERDANCE WITH AMERICA’S FIRST LADY was last modified: June 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MICHELLE OBAMARiverdanceSHAUNA CURRANlast_img read more

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